I spent a weekend in the beautiful city of Paris with my girlfriend and my camera and it was time very well spent. I decided to take the cheap lens and the broken camera because I knew I’d be lugging them around endlessly in rough weather. The result was superb, although I’d be happy to have come back with no pictures at all. I had a great time and we found some truly awesome places.
So, Paris itself (food aside) is a very interesting place. Nothing seems particularly organised, the Metro system confused me no end and I found myself checking, double checking, and even triple checking every time we used it. That was while I wasn’t holding my nose to prevent my nostrils from being assaulted by the pungent odours of the network of tunnels with trains in which seems to be primarily used as a toilet. That being said, it was nowhere near as rushed or ignorant as a trip on the London Underground. The novelty for me was being able to open the door yourself with a little catch! It’s the little things. Our first explore saw us arrive at the Place de la Concorde and take a lovely walk along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower in all it’s majesty. The first time you see that thing it really is amazing, and that feeling doesn’t quite go away time after time. Here are some iconic Paris views for you.